Big Bend Cares Expansion Underway

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 09, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Work is now underway to expand a Tallahassee healthcare organization in the city's Southside neighborhood.

WTXL first reported about Big Bend Cares' expansion plans last September.

The organization is in the process of adding a 25,000-square foot facility across from its current location at Magnolia and Monroe streets.

Deputy director Charlie Adams says the new building will be a "one-stop shop" of sorts, providing different medical services for the Southside community.

"It's the most important thing that they've had access to in quite some time," Adams said. "You're talking about eliminating some of the barriers that exist -- whether it's transportation, access to doctors. There's just so much that comes with this -- bringing jobs, bringing new energy to this area. It's a game-changer for this side of town."

Big Bend Cares is planning a formal groundbreaking after Labor Day.